St. Michael-Albertville School Districts, ISD 885, is one of 447 school districts in the United States and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 8th Annual AP Honor Roll.
To be included on the Honor Roll, STMA had to, since 2015, increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement (AP) while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
Reaching these goals shows that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the high rigor of an AP course.
STMA offers 16 AP courses including courses such as calculus, English, music theory, psychology, microeconomics, probability and statistics, physics, art, Spanish, and history. In 2017, 274 students took 415 AP exams with 77.6 percent scoring a 3 (out of 5) or higher. The Minnesota state average was 67 percent. and the global average was at 58.1 percent.
“I am very proud of our students, staff, and schools for achieving this honor,” said Superintendent Ann-Marie Foucault. “AP classes are rigorous and challenging and prepare students for careers and college.” She added, “I am grateful for our hard-working and dedicated teachers and administrators for creating a culture that inspires students to challenge themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.”